Two civilians were among those killed in the strike in Mareb province, which targeted two vehicles, security officials said.
Yemen says it foiled al Qaeda plot
“Mareb was a previous stronghold for al Qaeda, and a number of members of the group still live in the province,” a security official said.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula shot down a Yemeni military helicopter in that province Tuesday, a government official said.
Thursday’s operation brings the total number of suspected U.S. drone strikes in the past two weeks to six. They have killed at least 29 people, according to a tally of officials’ numbers.